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Stamford To Manhattan Ferry Under Consideration

New York Water Taxi (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

New York Water Taxi (file/credit: Evan Bindelglass/CBSNewYork)

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STAMFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) - Connecticut commuters may someday have a more relaxing way to get to work – one that doesn’t involve traffic.

WCBS 880′s Sean Adams On The Story


Studied long ago and dead in the water for years, high speed ferry service from Stamford to Manhattan is once again being floated.

The city of Stamford hopes to have more answers from a consultant by year’s end. Otherwise, it might have to pay back some federal funds allocated for studying the ferry option.

Commuter Dave Clune told WCBS 880 reporter Sean Adams that the train is great, but it’s crowded. He’d consider a boat trip.

“I have colleagues who take the ferry from New Jersey and they love it. It is more costly, but it’s more comfortable as well. So, depends on how much longer it takes. I guess that would be the trade off,” he said.

The boats would dock at the southwest end of Atlantic Street, where there’s a building boom – new apartments, new offices.

There might finally be enough demand for a water alternative to the rail and road commute.

If there were a ferry from Stamford to Manhattan, would you consider using it? Sound off in the comments section below.